When to Worry About Temperature in Pregnancy
First, it’s important to ensure you don’t have a fever. If the temperature is 38 degrees or higher, you must see a doctor within 24 hours. A fever can signal an infection, dangerous for both the mother and the baby. If something prevents you from visiting the doctor, it is a good idea to at least call him and consult with him.
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The temperature during Pregnancy usually does not mean any serious complications, and it can be a symptom of a common winter virus. But should not underestimate her should not underestimate her. As well as the choice of medicines to take against it at home, even before you get to the doctor. For example, aspirin is not suitable from the 24th week of Pregnancy, while paralen is recommended. If the temperature is only elevated and you tolerate it well, it is not necessary to reduce it at all costs with antipyretics. This interferes with the body’s defence mechanisms.
Even a Cough is Not Banal
The most common and easily diagnosed diseases from the ENT field are colds, sore throats, and ear infections. During Pregnancy, the body’s defences decrease. There are more than enough opportunities to “catch” colds and other winter infections, especially when children attend preschool or school at home.
These diseases are usually accompanied by temperature and typically have a milder course. However, a problem arises if a bacterial infection is associated, for example, pneumonia, for which antibiotics must be prescribed. A persistent cough can also be dangerous.
It tightens the abdominal muscles. In certain cases, there may already be a risk of contractions and possibly premature birth. Coronavirus disease is just as dangerous during Pregnancy.
You can Get Vaccinated Against the Flu
Feeling extremely tired, fever, cough… These are all symptoms of the flu. Inducing respiratory problems in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters can have serious consequences for expectant mothers. This time it is necessary to obediently stay in bed and take medicines that prevent the multiplication of flu viruses, which are allowed in Pregnancy. They should use them within 48 hours of the first symptoms of the disease. Some doctors are not against flu vaccination, even during Pregnancy.
Vaccine manufacturers recommend vaccination only if the risk of infection is greater than the risk of vaccination. The second or third trimester is best. Regarding vaccination against the coronavirus, pregnant women have not yet been tested there, so vaccination is also not recommended.
Let’s Look at The Tooth
If a toothache accompanies the temperature, it is obvious that the infection has taken root there, and the dentist must intervene. It is not good to bury your head in the sand and delay his visit. The abscess threatens blood poisoning, which can cause serious health complications for the woman and the fetus. That is why it is necessary to visit the dentist as a preventive measure at the beginning of Pregnancy and not postpone caries removal until after childbirth. Local anaesthesia for treating a diseased tooth is also allowed during Pregnancy.
It Can Irritate the Bladder
Burning during urination signals inflammation of the urinary tract. If this is accompanied by temperature and pain in the back in the lumbar region, it may even be nephritis. Urinary tract infections are common during Pregnancy. Hormones reduce muscle tone in the urinary tract, and the fetus presses on the bladder, causing urine to accumulate.
Both contribute to the fact that germs that cause infections get into the urinary system. These include Escherichia coli, the most common cause of urinary tract infections. Because there may be a risk of premature birth, should not start the usual home treatment used by women suffering from urinary tract infections should not begin the regular home treatment used by women suffering from urinary tract infections. A doctor should intervene, examine the urine and suggest treatment.
Direct Attack on the Fetus
Very rarely, anaerobic bacteria from the vagina cause inflammation of the amniotic sac and fluid (chorioamnionitis). The risk is increased by some examinations and the longer duration of the condition after the outflow of amniotic fluid. The symptom is temperature, leakage of amniotic fluid, and significant contractions. There is a risk that the infection will spread to the placenta, the fetus, and a septic condition or even shock in the mother. It is treated with antibiotics and prompt termination of Pregnancy.
Temperature and Nothing More
Sometimes it also happens that the future mother’s temperature “shoots up”, and she has no other symptoms. Even in this case, it doesn’t pay to wave your hand over it. It could be listeriosis. The consequences of this infection can be fatal. The cause is Listeria bacteria, which is transmitted through food. It can lead to miscarriage, premature birth or fetal death.
Fortunately, these cases are rare, and if caught early, the disease can treat the condition with antibiotics. Prevention is more important – avoid insufficiently heat-processed foods and wash vegetables thoroughly. However, Listeria is tricky; it survives in the refrigerator even at four degrees Celsius and does not change the taste of food in any way, so it is not easy to detect it.
Not to Cross But to Climb
If for this time, the increased temperature is only accompanied by inflammation of the nasopharynx, it does not mean that we will return to normal mode. To defend itself against viruses and bacteria, the body needs to mobilize all its forces. That’s why it’s important to rest and drink enough fluids. And next time, it’s good to think about prevention.
More than ever during Pregnancy, it is necessary to avoid places where respiratory infections spread, wash your hands properly, and ventilate the house sufficiently. Caution is never enough, and a woman in a different state should not underestimate the temperature.